In this compact guidebook, wine lovers will find documented facts and valuable tips all about wine. The reader first learns everything about winegrowing-the most important grape varieties, the significance of the terroirs, conventional and biodynamic forms of cultivation, vine protection, and the grape harvest. The wine cellar is the focus of the second part of the book with the basics of wine processing, barrel development, and bottle production. Traditional as well as innovative methods are described, and the reader learns how the "ideal wine cellar" should look. A tour of the great wine countries rounds out the book. In addition to the classical wine terroirs, new regions from around the world are presented. And finally there are valuable tips for purchasing wine-and, of course, enjoying it. An indispensable book for all wine lovers! Highlights include an internationally acclaimed author; a guidebook with experts' knowledge about wine produciton, wine cellars, and the best wines in the world; coverage of new wine cultivating regions in Europe, the U.S., Australia, and Asia; high grade clothing; and a practical pocket format.